„In brain and insight she is not as highly organised as I am. But then she is aware of this, and so lavishes on me the maternal protection which, for some reason, is what I have always most wished from everyone.“

Monday 21 December 1925
A Moment's Liberty (1990)

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—  Eleanor Clift American journalist 1940

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